Dallas Volunteer impressed on debut Thursday at the Fair Grounds with a victory for owner Highlander Training Center and trainer Al Stall Jr. to give MASTERY his newest winner
The filly tracked the leaders in the six furlong dirt race as she ran comfortably under Colby Hernandez, who let her get her bearings early on. He swung the debuter to the four path for her rally down the lane and there she showed her talent.
Eating up ground with every stride, Dallas Volunteer flew past the longtime leader to win by 1 ¼ lengths with the third place runner nearly 10 lengths behind her.
Dallas Volunteer was bred by Jack Swain III in Kentucky out of the Grade 3-placed Bernstein mare Dido. That mare is the dam of two winners from three named foals and is a half-sister to Grade 1 winner Noble Bird and stakes winner Brother Pat.
Under Dallas Volunteer’s third dam is the dam of BLAME’s Grade 1 winner Marley’s Freedom and two other stakes performers.
Dido returned to the Claiborne breeding shed last year to visit first crop sire WAR OF WILL.